Football fans have endured a torrid few months with all of the world’s major leagues going into hibernation followed by the enforced postponement of Euro 2020. Thankfully many of the outstanding games were eventually played, and the Champions League is now progressing towards its conclusion, giving the starved soccer supporter something to cheer about — if only from their own home, rather than the stadium terraces.

We can’t promise the following news is going to make up for all this disruption to the world’s favourite sport. But it can’t hurt.

This is the official announcement of a new addition to the inventory of PokerStars Throwables. We call this one, simply, the football. It will be available from Monday, August 17.


MORE ABOUT THROWABLES:
INTRODUCING THROWABLES | HIT BY THE DECK | RUNNING HOT
REEL IN THE FISH | A THROWABLE FOR EVERY SCENARIO

Yes, you will soon have the chance to mimic a petulant child in a playground, or a frustrated professional desperate to pick up a yellow card. Earn the new football Throwable and you’ll be able to ping a ball at an opponent for whatever reason takes your fancy (but most likely because they’ve just put a beat on you and you need to let off some steam).

HOW DO I GET THE NEW THROWABLE?

How do you get the new Throwable? Well, we’re glad you asked. It’s really very simple.

From Monday, August 17:

If you’re based in Austria, Germany or Spain, you need to do nothing more than play one Spin & Go tournament. You don’t even need to win it (though there’s no punishment for doing just that).

If you’re based anywhere else, you have two options:

  • Place a $5 bet on BetStars on any Champions League related event, or
  • Win a hand at the PokerStars real money tables* with a flush in spades.

    It’s really that simple.

    REMIND ME: WHAT ARE THROWABLES?

    “Throwables” are virtual objects that sit beside you at the PokerStars tables and which you can pick up and haul at an opponent any time you see fit. If an opponent is whining about a bad beat, throw them some tissues. If you’ve just won a big pot, let off a firework.

    Is your opponent getting hit by the deck? Then hit them with your own deck, by tossing a pack of cards at them. Are they running too hot? Send them an ice bucket.

    Have you got them picked for a fish? Then reel in the flounder. There’s a Throwable for every scenario.

    Remember, if Throwables aren’t your thing, you can always throw them out entirely (Settings → Table Appearance → Animation → Table Emotes → Disable).


    *All of the following games are applicable:

    All cash and Zoom variants
    Any scheduled MTT
    Any sit & go tournament
    Any Spin & Go tournament (including MTTs) with three or more players
    Any Grand Tour heat
    Any satellite tournament or sit n go single-table tournament

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